It’s nothing new to have a dog as a companion. However, pet owners have many questions about caring for their pets, particularly about bathing their dogs. Are you properly bathing your dog? Let us investigate with Kittyworldly.
1. Should we give our dogs a bath?
Should we bathe our dog depending on the circumstances?
- Because a dog’s skin lacks sweat glands, there is very little gas and moisture exchange to dissipate heat on the skin. Bathing your dog should be limited or avoided in cold, dry climates.
- In contrast, many elements of dirt stick to the skin in countries with a hot and humid tropical climate, such as Vietnam, making it uncomfortable for dogs: the humidity is high, the dirt tends to stick, and the hair sticks together. Skin parasites include: Ticks. Worms, scabies, and fungal attacks cause hair loss, inflammation, skin toxicity, scale necrosis, and foul water… As a result, bathing is an essential step in skin and hair care.
- It is important to understand that dogs have a higher body temperature than humans: 38.5 +/- 0.5oC, indicating that they have a low tolerance to heat. Bathing your dog is essential in the summer to keep them comfortable, to help them regulate their body temperature, and to limit other hair and skin problems.
2. When should your dog not be bathed?
- First, he got the dog when it was brand new.
- Second, the puppy is either breastfeeding or has recently been separated from its mother.
- 3. The dog is ill or exhibits symptoms (anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, etc.)
- Fourth, the dog has recently been immunized against a disease.
- Fifth, the female dog is in estrus and on the verge of mating. Bathing reduces the odor of “the unique charm of male dogs” and the excitement of male dogs when mating.
- Friday, 15 days after the bitch has been mated.
- The new dog was born on Saturday.
- The eighth task is to transport dogs.
- Finally, it’s either too cold or too hot on rainy days.
3. So, how should we properly bathe our dogs?
First and foremost, we must pay attention to the water used to bathe dogs: the water must be clean, the temperature must be adjusted when it is cold, and dogs should not bathe in polluted rivers, lakes, or ponds.
– The shampoo was next:
It is advised to use specialized dog shampoo available at veterinary drugstores or supermarkets. Ticks, lice, and fungus should be treated with bath oils, according to veterinarians. Because dogs have skin diseases, you must seek the advice and guidance of BSTY when bathing your dog.
Instead of bathing, we can use the water from leaves and fruits: After bathing with shampoo, squeeze the dog’s fur with lemon juice to loosen the hair, avoid clumping, and neutralize the alkalinity of the shampoo. After squeezing a few lemons into your hair, immediately rinse it with water. Carambola, grapefruit, green tea, mother of pearl, oval, or other sour, pungent leaves (as long as they are not poisonous) can be used to bathe dogs suffering from infections, sores, or skin parasites.
– Dog bath manipulation:
+ Do not allow water or soap to enter the dog’s ears or eyes. The dog’s ears should be covered and rinsed thoroughly from the top. Soap should be rinsed off dogs.
+ After bathing, you should dry your coat and clean your ears with a cotton swab.
+ Never allow the dog to bathe on its back.
+ After going to the toilet, the dog should be bathed.
Warm water should be gentle and quick for dogs who are not used to bathing for the first time. Do not immediately rinse the head with water.
4. How often should I give my dog a bath?
Many people ask this question, and it must be answered. It also depends on the season, the breed of the dog, the age of the dog, and the owner’s availability. However, according to our research, you should only bathe your dog 1-2 times per week to keep them hygienic without removing the skin’s natural moisture and to limit other problems like hair loss, Dermatitis, and so on.
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